About this event
Protection and Enforcement of IP - How can European SMEs protect their Brand and Innovation?
IPR-Intensive industries contribute to over 45% of EU economy and 29% of employment. The increase in online e-commerce platforms has eased promotion and distribution of counterfeit products worldwide, making it a priority issue for enforcement authorities and a main concern for Innovative enterprises. Recent OECD & EUIPO study on illicit trade and counterfeited goods saw India, China, and countries of SEA regions as top 10 provenance countries for counterfeit goods. Additionally, the EUIPO study found that counterfeit goods resulted in a loss of over 60 billion euros to the EU economy.
The session is organised by the International IP SME Helpdesks to illuminate EU SMEs on do’s and don’ts when faced with infringement or counterfeits of their brands and products in international markets. The objective of the session is to provide a brief outline of avenues of infringement in respective markets, the public authorities in charge, the legal remedies and enforcement measures available in Africa, Asia (China, India) and Latin America countries.
The overall aim of the session is to build capacity and ensure that EU SMEs can explore and exploit business opportunities in third countries while protecting their brands and enforcing their rights when necessary.
The session will touch upon the following:
Registration is free of charge.
September - 7 , 10:30 am - 12:00 (CET).
10:30 – 10:43 am India IP SME Helpdesk - Introduction.
10:45 -10: 57 am – African IP SME Helpdesk
List of Priority Countries; Legal Agencies involved; Legal Steps to be taken and Remedies Available.
11:00 – 11:13 – China IP SME Helpdesk
Avenues of infringement, Legal Agencies involved; Legal Steps to be taken and Remedies Available, Duration and Approx. Cost.
11:15 -11:28 – Latin American IP SME Helpdesk
List of Priority Countries; Legal Agencies involved; Legal Steps to be taken and Remedies Available, Duration and Approx. Cost.
11:30-11:45 – Q&A.
Should you have any question, please email us. You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days.
Additionally, if you would like to have a webinar on a specific topic that may be of help for your SME, do not hesitate to contact us. Your opinion and suggestions are very important to us!
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The India IP SME Helpdesk offers first-line support on Intellectual Property and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs and SMEs from countries associated to the Single Market Programme (SMP) that operate or intend to access the Indian market.
The India IP SME Helpdesk provides factual and practical information with regards to Intellectual Property in India to EU SMEs. If you are interested in organizing a training event or a webinar, contact us!
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